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Poster: segan63 Date: Jun 18, 2013 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hunter playing gigs...?

looks official. may be interesting...

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/118794/Robert-Hunter-Announces-Fall-Tour

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 18, 2013 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hunter playing gigs...?

Nice Archive link there! One of the world's true geniuses.

Here's something I didn't know, although probably everybody else did. John Dawson actually wrote the "friend of a devil" line. As Hunter tells it:

>The chorus went:
I set out running but I take my time
It looks like water but it tastes like wine
If I get home before daylight
I just might get some sleep tonight ...

>We all went down to the kitchen to have espresso made in Dawson's new machine. We got to talking about the tune and John said the verses were nifty except for "it looks like water but it tastes like wine" which I had to admit fell flat. Suddenly Dawson's eyes lit up and he crowed "How about "a friend of the devil is a friend of mine." Bingo, not only the right line but a memorable title as well!

http://www.hunterarchive.com/files/newjournal/56journal_2006.html